The trust board of the Sri Seetharamachandra Swamy temple at Bhadrachalam has decided to appoint renowned Carnatic musician Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna as Asthana Sangeetha Vidwan, or court musician.
The maestro will be invited for ‘Vaggeyakarautsavam,' part of the Sri Bhakta Ramadasu Jayanti festivities to be held at the temple soon.
The trust board passed the resolution at a meeting held on Wednesday, sources in the temple said.
The temple executive officer and the Sthanacharya would be deputed to Chennai to invite Mr. Balamuralikrishna for ‘Vaggeyakarautsavam.'
The meeting also decided to organise ‘Pushkara Pattabhishekam' on a grand scale in April. Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan would be invited to take part in the event as the chief guest at the inaugural function.
The trust board approved a proposal to conduct yagas and other special rituals under the aegis of Sri Chinna Jeeyar Swamy during Brahmotsavam.
The meeting decided to make a representation to the Department of Archaeology and Museums for preservation of historical structures in the temple shrine and building a kalyanamandapam and dress-changing rooms at parnasala.